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For school shooting victims, future plans dashed by tragedy

School Shooting Texas-3

A 17-year-old student looking forward to celebrating his family's new swimming pool and a...

Business

Spanish ruling party convicted in major corruption case

Spain Corruption

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish court on Thursday issued hefty prison sentences for politicians and businesspeople involved in a kickbacks-for-contracts scheme that helped fund the governing party. The National Court’s decision is a major blow for Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy’s Popular Party, fined...


World

Afghan official: Taliban kill 3 troops in northern province

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says the Taliban have attacked a military outpost in northern Faryab province, killing three soldiers and wounding six. Regional army spokesman Mohammad Anif Rezai says the attack took place in Shirin Tagab district early on Thursday. He says...


World

Burkina Faso breaks ties with Taiwan in fresh blow to island

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Burkina Faso has broken diplomatic ties with Taiwan in the latest blow to the self-ruled island that Beijing has been trying to isolate on the global stage, Taiwanese media reported Thursday. The West African nation’s move means Taiwan is recognized as a sovereign nation by...


National

Bucks' Brown decries 'police intimidation' during arrest

Bucks Sterling Brown Arrest

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee police chief has apologized to Sterling Brown and says officers have been disciplined for acting “inappropriately” after the Bucks player was zapped with a stun gun during his arrest for a parking violation in January. Brown, who is African-American, said in a...


Business , National

Las Vegas strike would have far-reaching effect

Las Vegas Casinos Contracts

LAS VEGAS (AP) — What happens in Las Vegas could have a ripple effect across the country if 50,000 casino-hotel workers employed at more than 30 of the city’s world-famous resorts go on strike at any time starting next week. If members of the union that includes hotel and food workers don’t show up...


Business

Protests worldwide against US idea of auto import tariffs

China US Trade

BEIJING (AP) — China, Japan and the European Union condemned Thursday the Trump administration’s decision to launch an investigation into whether tariffs are needed on imports of vehicles and automotive parts into the United States. President Donald Trump invoked a provision authorizing the...


Business

China's Li says German companies welcome amid US trade spat

China Germany

BEIJING (AP) — Premier Li Keqiang said Thursday that China welcomes German companies during a visit by Chancellor Angela Merkel that gives Beijing an opportunity to try to recruit an ally in its trade feud with U.S. President Donald Trump. Both China and Germany are embroiled in disputes with...


World

CEO, board members quit Russian metals giant amid sanctions

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian aluminum maker Rusal says its CEO and seven board members have quit, a move that comes as the company struggles to survive U.S. sanctions. U.S. has hit Rusal and its major shareholder, billionaire Oleg Deripaska, with sanctions cutting the company off from international...


National

Disputed Keystone Pipeline project focus of court hearing

Keystone Pipeline Lawsuit

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Attorneys for the Trump administration were due in a Montana courtroom Thursday to defend the disputed Keystone XL oil sands pipeline against environmental groups that want to derail the project. The 1,179-mile (1,800-kilometer) line proposed by TransCanada Corporation was...


Business

Global stocks subdued as US mulls auto import tariffs

Japan Financial Markets

BANGKOK (AP) — World stock markets were subdued Thursday as carmakers’ shares fell after the Trump administration said it was investigating imposing new tariffs on imports of autos and auto parts. KEEPING SCORE: Germany’s DAX was flat at 12,975 and the CAC 40 in France rose 0.4 percent to 5,589....


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